One man died and four others were wounded Sunday morning in shootings near the University of Illinois in Champaign, police there said.
Champaign police say an argument at a party in the 300 block of East Green Street spilled outside, where a fight broke out and shots were fired. Police responded to multiple reports of gunfire at roughly 12:38 a.m.
The four people shot — three of whom sustained non-critical injuries — were not involved in the fight, authorities said.
One man, George Korchev, of Mundelein, died at 1:02 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, according to the Champaign County Coroner. Police said Korchev was walking by the area when he was shot.
A person running from the shooting was hit by a vehicle on East Green Street and suffered minor injuries.
About 30 minutes after the first shooting — at 1:08 a.m. — Champaign police responded to another report of gunfire in the 700 block of South State Street, where officers found a person suffering from a gunshot wound.
Champaign police believe the two shootings may be related.
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